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Defective Food Products and Containers

Food production companies have a responsibility to their customers to provide safe food products as well as containers that will not compromise the safety of the consumer in any way. When food manufacturing companies fail in these duties, they are putting innocent lives at risk of serious health problems such as allergic reactions and food-borne illnesses.

If you or someone you know has suffered because of a food company’s act of negligence, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, or other resulting hardships. Learn more about your legal rights by calling a San Diego product liability attorney of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 and scheduling your consultation.

Consequences of Unsafe Food Products and Containers

Food products can become contaminated either during production or afterwards due to improper packaging. When food becomes infected with bacteria, parasites, or other pathogens, it can cause serious damage to a consumer, including food-borne illnesses such as:

  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Botulism
  • Listeria
  • Rotavirus
  • Shigella

Suffering from a food-borne illness can cause many unpleasant symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe dehydration. In some cases, these symptoms can become life-threatening.

Mislabeling of Food Products

Food manufacturers are responsible for providing consumers with important information on the food package’s label. Mislabeling or failure to properly label the item may cause an individual to ingest food that has expired or products that contain dangerous allergens for that person.

Contact Us

If you have been hurt by a defective food product, we can help you every step of the way. Call an experienced San Diego product liability lawyer of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to discuss your legal options.

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